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Old 11-09-2012, 01:59 AM   #811
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all of these tanks look awesome i wish i had the money right now to build one.
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Old 11-09-2012, 02:16 PM   #812
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Here's the latest of my low tech, low light, minimal fertilizer tank. Will be adding more plants soon. Looking at changing filtration from 2 Aquaclear 50 to a canister, but haven't decided which. Have 12 black skirts, 18 cardinals, 6 emerald cories & am adding 3 bristle nose plecos. Plants are water wisteria, Java ferns, anubias nana, hastifolia & cogentis with micro swords attempting to grow across the front & flame & Christmas moss taking hold in various areas.

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Old 11-09-2012, 04:38 PM   #813
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Hastifolia is one of the best plants around!

Here is a work in progress, the tank has only been set up a few months so I have a long way to go. But I like the slow, low tech process the best

125g with a 4' shop light, a Home Depot diamond plate fixture with a 6500 and a 6700 - it has a great reflector. Marineland Emperor 400 HOB and a large 19" x 22" Hamburg Mattenfilter on the left side. Fish are 10 Buenos Aires Tetras, 18 Columbian Tetras, 5 Blue Tetras, 5 Harlequin Rasboras, 4 Black Neons, and 1 Green Cory.

It's a dirt tank, and the cap is natural tumbled rock & gravel from a big creek here in the Appalachians.

Plants are a constant experiment - to find some that my Buenos Aires and Columbians won't eat - they are notorious plant eaters, but they are also two of my most favorite fish, so they come first, the plant selection follows.
So far, safe plants in the tank are java fern and narrow leaf java fern, various crypts and anubias, Brazilian Pennywort, bolbitis, kleiner swords, hygro kompact, crinum and vals.

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Old 11-09-2012, 04:49 PM   #814
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The one on the left is star grass (Heteranthera zosterifolia) and behind the driftwood is H. polysperma. The star grass is probably my favourite plant in the aquarium, I love the leaf shape, it grows really fast and its easy to shape.


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Old 11-09-2012, 05:04 PM   #815
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Doesn't get much lower tech than this!






15 gallon petco special with blasting grit.

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Old 11-09-2012, 05:18 PM   #816
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Tetranerd - Your tank looks like it has open areas but I can't wait to see it when the plants start to grow in more and get bigger.

driftwoodhunter - I'm a big fan of the low tech process the best as well. You have some beautiful plants and fish.

mOOse - Is this a all in one package setup from Petco? Your plants look happy in there.
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Old 11-09-2012, 05:20 PM   #817
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Old 11-09-2012, 07:55 PM   #818
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That sad looking plant with missing leaves looks like a ludwigia glandulosa in its submerged transition phase.
Thank you! It came in a bunch of water wisteria i bought two weeks ago. The wisteria looks almost the same way, most of its leaves on the bottoms are gone, though the tops of them are bunching up and growing taller.
I cant believe these little twigs are that plant! Do you think theyll make it? They dont want to stay in the substrate..its very frustrating.
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Old 11-09-2012, 10:05 PM   #819
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GMYukonon24s: Yep, it was $39 with heater, top with fluorescent light, and the smallest Tetra power filter. I replaced that with a Deep Blue 40g foam filter and $10 Walmart air pump. Blasting grit is Black Diamond I had left over from my 40b. Plants are doing quite well actually. Surprisingly.
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[QUOTE=GMYukonon24s;2072840]Tetranerd - Your tank looks like it has open areas but I can't wait to see it when the plants start to grow in more and get bigger.

Thanks! It's starting to grow in nicely, but more plants will definitely help! More arriving thanks to this forum soon!
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Old 11-10-2012, 04:42 AM   #821
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Old 11-12-2012, 03:25 AM   #822
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GMYukonon24s: Yep, it was $39 with heater, top with fluorescent light, and the smallest Tetra power filter. I replaced that with a Deep Blue 40g foam filter and $10 Walmart air pump. Blasting grit is Black Diamond I had left over from my 40b. Plants are doing quite well actually. Surprisingly.
How many gallons?
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Old 11-12-2012, 03:33 AM   #823
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And u got it for $39 with all that? In store or online? Was it on sale or something? Looks very nice. Know roughly what the dimensions are? Thanks.
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The one on the left is star grass (Heteranthera zosterifolia)
Surprised that you have it growing without glut. I was told it is rare to get it to grow with glut, for it need Co2 injected. Even your Rotala rotundifolia is growing nicely. I don't see any mention of what size tank this is. What is it?

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